Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary


Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary

Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary is almost 165 kms away from Udaipur in Pratapgarh district. Spread over of this sanctuary is 423 sqkms which is a dense forest; this property was declared as protected forest in 1979 by the Rajasthan Government. The sanctuary has mainly deciduous vegetation and is extremely rich in flora and fauna. Sita […]

 
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Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary

Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary is almost 165 kms away from Udaipur in Pratapgarh district. Spread over of this sanctuary is 423 sqkms which is a dense forest; this property was declared as protected forest in 1979 by the Rajasthan Government. The sanctuary has mainly deciduous vegetation and is extremely rich in flora and fauna.

Sita Mata Sanctuary is believed to have more than 100 varieties of medicinal herbal plants out of which 17 are said to be endangered. A wide variety of trees like peepal, bad, neem, kachnar, babool, amaltas, ashok, khejdi, semal, bamboo etc. are found here.

Wild life

The sanctuary is famous for the Flying Squirrel. The squirrel mostly hides during day time and can be seeing almost flying from one tree to the other around sunset. These squirrels can easily be spotted during autumn season. Nearly 130 varieties of migratory and resident birds can be seen here. Herons, egrets, storks, spoonbills, partridge, quail, crane, peafowls, kingfishers, woodpeckers, sparrows, robins are just a few of the varieties.

Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary

A large variety of deer, foxes, wild bears, porcupines, jackals, wild boars, leopards, hyenas etc. can be spotted in this sanctuary.

Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary

Mythological facts

The sanctuary has the ancient Valmiki Ashram where Lord Rama’s sons Luv and Kush were born. It also has Sitamata temple and Hanuman temple.

The sanctuary also has rocks where prehistoric animals have been engraved. A fair is held every year in the month of July in the Sitamata temple.Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary

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